IJBBA | Iowa Junior Beef Breeds Association | SANCTIONED SHOWS
The Iowa Junior Beef Breeds Association is a non-profit organization and affiliate of the Iowa Beef Breeds Council. Junior members are given the opportunity to learn, develop new skills, and grow through the many opportunities provided by exhibiting steers and heifers throughout the state of Iowa.
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2021 Sanctioned Shows

Note: Health papers are only valid for one location.

Exhibitors will need to have separate health papers written for each show location, regardless of the shows being within 30 days of each other.


  1. Cattle should be inspected within 30 days of the show.
  2. All Junior cattle must be listed on a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection listing Official Individual Identification to be presented at check-in. Electronic CVI’s are acceptable. Multiple calves from the same farm or family may be listed on the same CVI. Official Individual Identification tags are required. Official identification consists of one of the following: USDA Brucellosis tags (orange), USDA metal tags (silver), 840 series RFID or 840 non-RFID tags and must be listed on the CVI. Listing breed registration names & numbers and tattoos are optional but are NOT sufficient identification by themselves. Other tags following the National Uniform Eartagging System (NUES) criteria of a 9 character format (2 digit state code, 3 alpha, and 4 digits) and displaying the US shield are also official identification.
  3. No testing is required.


  1. Any evidence of warts, ringworm, pinkeye, draining abscesses or any other contagious disease will eliminate the cattle from the grounds.


  1. Click here for complete rules.
Upcoming Shows


sat07aug1:30 pmNorth Iowa FairNorth Iowa Events Center, 3700 4th Street SW, Mason City, IAEvent Type:1 Ring

2021 Show Archive


sat06marAll Daysun07Heart of Iowa Blow-OutEllsworth Equestrian Center, 707 Ellsworth Avenue, Iowa Falls, IAEvent Type:2 Rings

sat13mar9:30 amHonor The TraditionUnion Co Fairgrounds, 301 S Grace St, Afton, IAEvent Type:2 Rings

sat13mar10:00 amTipton March MadnessCedar Co Fairgrounds, 1195 210th Street, Tipton, IAEvent Type:2 Rings

sun14mar9:00 amSpartan Cattle BattleUnion Co Fairgrounds, 301 S Grace St, Afton, IAEvent Type:2 Rings

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sat03apr11:00 amLee County Double ClassicLee Co Fairgrounds, 1100 N Main St, Donnellson, IAEvent Type:2 Rings

sat10apr11:00 am11:50 pmGrinnell FFA Cattle ShowPoweshiek Co Fairgrounds, 425 E St S, Grinnell, IAEvent Type:1 Ring

sat10apr12:00 pmIowa Mini Hereford Field DayDavis County Fairgrounds, 20471 Old Hwy 2, Bloomfield, IAEvent Type:Breed Field Day

sun11apr11:00 pm11:50 pmDavis County Spring FlingDavis County Fairgrounds, 20471 Old Hwy 2, Bloomfield, IAEvent Type:1 Ring

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sat01may10:30 amCentral Iowa ClassicCentral Iowa Fairgrounds, 1308 E Olive St, Marshalltown, IAEvent Type:1 Ring

sun02may11:00 amRed Rock ClassicMarion Co Fairgrounds, 1000 N Lincoln St, Knoxville, IAEvent Type:1 Ring

sat22may12:00 pmWestern Iowa Progress ShowIda Co Fairgrounds, Hwy 59, Ida Grove, IAEvent Type:1 Ring

sat29may11:00 amBarn to Backdrop Classic / Austin Alt MemorialAudubon Co Fairgrounds, 400 N Division St, Audubon, IAEvent Type:2 Rings


sat05junAll Daysun06Iowa Simmental Field DayUnion Co Fairgrounds, 301 S Grace St, Afton, IAEvent Type:Breed Field Day

sat05junAll Daysun06Iowa Junior Shorthorn Field DayCentral Iowa Fairgrounds, 1308 E Olive St, Marshalltown, IAEvent Type:1 Ring,Breed Field Day

sat05jun11:00 amIndependence FFA Open Beef ShowBuchanan Co Fairgrounds, 204 12th St NE, Independence, IAEvent Type:1 Ring

sat05jun12:00 pmBVU Open Beef ShowBuena Vista Co Fairgrounds, 33 N Lake St, Alta, IAEvent Type:1 Ring

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sat10jul12:00 pmSioux Center FFA Open Beef Show UPDATE ! 1 RINGSioux Co Fairgrounds, 701-1079 13th Ave NE, Sioux Center, IAEvent Type:2 Rings

sun11jul11:00 amShelby Co Open ShowShelby Co Fairgrounds, Harlan, IAEvent Type:1 Ring

sat17jul11:00 amCrawford County Open ShowCrawford Co Fairgrounds, 800 Hwy 39, Denison, IAEvent Type:1 Ring

sun18jul1:00 pmBoone County Fair Open ShowBoone Co Fairgrounds, 1601 Industrial Park Rd, Boone, IAEvent Type:1 Ring

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sun01augAll DayHighway 3 Cattle BattlePlymouth Co. Fairgrounds, 500 4th Avenue NEEvent Type:1 Ring

sun01aug2:00 pmDubuque Co Open Steer & Heifer ShowDubuque Co Fairgrounds, 14569 Old Hwy Rd, Dubuque, IAEvent Type:1 Ring